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Barbados places temporary ban on British poultry

by 5m Editor
22 July 2005, at 12:00am

BARBADOS - Barbados has placed a temporary ban on all imports of poultry from Britain, due to an outbreak of Newcastle disease there. Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic poultry, cage and aviary birds and wild birds. It is characterised by digestive, respiratory and or nervous signs. Effective immediately, there will be no imports of hatching eggs and fresh, frozen or chilled poultry products from Britain. &quot;An immediate ban has also been placed on the importation of all personal imports of live birds, feathers and all foods containing poultry products,&quot; senior Veterinary Officer Dr. Mark Trotman said. Dr. Trotman added however, that commercial imports of cooked poultry products from Britain might continue, but they must be accompanied by the appropriate health certification. <em>Source: Sun St Kitts</em>

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